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The PolyU-NAMI 3D Concrete Robotic Printing Research Centre (RCC3D) is a pioneering research centre in Hong Kong, dedicated to advancing the field of 3D concrete printing. Our primary objective is to conduct cutting-edge research that leads to the development of new materials, techniques, and equipment for 3D concrete printing.

We collaborate with government departments and industry partners to showcase these technological advancements through a wide range of real-life applications and solutions in Hong Kong, thereby facilitating knowledge transfer. Additionally, we collaborate with leading international industrial partners, such as CyBe and CONCR3DE from the Netherlands, to promote these technologies to Hong Kong's construction industry through professional training and public events. We also focus on nurturing young talent and entrepreneurship in the field of 3D concrete printing in the Greater Bay Area.

By leveraging our expertise and partnerships, we are committed to making significant contributions to the advancement of 3D concrete printing technology and its applications.



Establish PolyU as the forefront academic institution in Hong Kong for research and application of 3D concrete printing.


The objectives of the proposed Research Centre are to carry out research activities on 3D concrete printing covering the following aspects: 

1. Lead, integrate, and applied multidisciplinary research to develop the cutting edge of knowledge in 3D concrete printing
    - Development of new Eco 3D concrete printing materials
    - Development of new 3D concrete printing techniques and equipment
2. Foster and promote the applications of 3D concrete printing for the Hong Kong construction industry
    - Development of 3D concrete printing applications and solutions
    - Defining technologies roadmap and guidelines of 3D concrete printing 
3. Provide education and training for professionals and students
    - Explore the incorporation of 3D concrete printing
    - Organise the training for professionals 



Ir Prof. C.S. Poon
Michael Anson Professor in Civil Engineering, Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials, Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of Research Centre for Resources Engineering towards Carbon Neutrality, PolyU
hwwai1 Dr H.W. Wai 
Director, Industrial Centre, PolyU
1ivan  Dr Ivan Sham
Chief Commercial Officer, Research and Development (Construction), NAMI
Deputy Director  
1jackychung Dr Jacky Chung
Senior Engineering Manager, Industrial Centre, PolyU

Dr Shipeng Zhang
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PolyU

Centre Manager  
1johnny Mr Johnny Lau
Engineering Manager, Industrial Centre, PolyU



CEE – Ir Prof. C.S. Poon (Eco-printing material)
CEE – Dr S.P. Zhang (Eco-printing material)
ISE – Prof. C.Y. Tang (Light weight concrete printing)
ISE – Dr Gary Tusi (Light weight concrete printing)

Printing Process 
CEE – Prof. Tao Yu (Structure)
BRE – Dr Y.W. Weng (Automation)
BEEE – Dr Liming Jiang (Fire safety and composite structures )

SD – Dr Brian Lee (Sustainable design)
CEE – Dr S.W. Liu (Stuctural design)
BEEE – Prof Asif Usmani (Structural design using prefabrication and 3D printing)

Martine Applications
FSN – Dr James Fang (Artificial reefs)



This laboratory is a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with Asia's second-largest movable robotic arm concrete printer and Asia's leading cementitious material bidder jet printer, which are utilised for teaching and research purposes.

1. CyBe Large-scale Movable Robotic Arm Concrete Printer
2. Large Scale Gantry Type Concrete Printer
3. Desktop Gantry Type Concrete Printer
4. CONCR3DE Binder Jet Printer

For more information: RCC3D Major Facilities.pdf

Ir Prof. C.S. Poon (Director)
Phone: (852) 2766 6024

Dr Jacky Chung (Deputy Director)
Phone: (852) 2766 7633

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